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Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968)  [Audio Fidelity 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968) [Audio Fidelity 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:51 minutes | Scans included | 1,59 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,19 GB
Mastered by Steve Hoffman | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-260

"The Family That Plays Together" was released in 1968. This was the second Spirit album and the group put all the elements together that would make them a legendary band. "The Family That Plays Together" displays the band's ability to play beyond psychedelic rock, jazz and rock & roll. The album's hit single "I Got A Line On You" blasted the album into the top 20. The album has 5 bonus tracks.

Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978) [2017, Audio Fidelity AFZ 265]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 13, 2017
Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978) [2017, Audio Fidelity AFZ 265]

Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity AFZ 2658 | ~ 282 or 103 Mb | Scans(png) -> 368 Mb
Progressive Rock / Pop Rock

Styx's feisty, straightforward brand of album rock is represented best by "Blue Collar Man" from 1978's Pieces of Eight, an invigorating keyboard and guitar rush – hard and heavy, yet curved by Tommy Shaw's emphasized vocals. Reaching number 21, with the frolicking romp of "Renegade" edging in at number 16 only six months later, Pieces of Eight maintained their strength as a front-running FM radio group…
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2017
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 258 | Time: 00:37:52

Weather Report's biggest-selling album is that ideal thing, a popular and artistic success – and for the same reasons. For one thing, Joe Zawinul revealed an unexpectedly potent commercial streak for the first time since his Cannonball Adderley days, contributing what has become a perennial hit, "Birdland." Indeed, "Birdland" is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band. The other factor is the full emergence of Jaco Pastorius as a co-leader; his dancing, staccato bass lifting itself out of the bass range as a third melodic voice, completely dominating his own ingenious "Teen Town" (where he also plays drums!). By now, Zawinul has become WR's de facto commander in the studio; his colorful synthesizers dictate the textures, his conceptions are carefully planned, with little of the freewheeling improvisation of only five years before. Wayne Shorter's saxophones are now reticent, if always eloquent, beams of light in Zawinul's general scheme while Alex Acuña shifts ably over to the drums and Manolo Badrena handles the percussion.
Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968)
Mastered by Steve Hoffman and Stephen Marsh, 2017
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:51
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 260

On this, the second Spirit album, the group put all of the elements together that made them the legendary (and underrated) band that they were. Jazz, rock & roll, and even classical elements combined to create one of the cleanest, most tasteful syntheses of its day. The group had also improved measurably from their fine debut album, especially in the area of vocals. The album's hit single, "I Got a Line on You," boasts especially strong harmonies as well as one of the greatest rock riffs of the period. The first side of this record is a wonderful and seamless suite, and taken in its entirety, one of the greatest sides on Los Angeles rock. The CD reissue also boasts some excellent bonus tracks. "So Little to Say" is one of Jay Ferguson's finest compositions ever, and the jazz-inspired instrumentals such as "Fog" and "Space Chile" showcase pianist John Locke as one of the most inspired and lyrical players in the rock idiom to date. All in all, a classic album and a true landmark.

Spirit - Spirit (1968) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017]  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 24, 2017
Spirit - Spirit (1968) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017]

Spirit - Spirit (1968) Mastered by Steve Hoffman, 2017
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:52
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 520

Spirit's 1968 debut album spent more than six months on the Billboard album charts and received heavy airplay on underground FM radio. Their music was part of the core, essence, and heartbeat of the the hippie, psychedelic, counter culture movement. The album is timeless, as fresh today as when it first appeared. The band could play more styles than almost any other group. On Spirit they unveiled a mélange of rock, jazz, blues, folk-rock, and even a bit of classical and Indian music. The music is experimental. The vocals flow as easily as the instrumentals. Spirit struck a careful balance between disciplined studio chops, jazz improvisation, and driving rock and roll. Guitar prodigy Randy California is a clear standout, but the other band members are superb as well; John Locke's shimmering keyboards, Mark Andes' subsonic wall of bass, and Ed Cassidy's precision drumming. Big credit has to go to lead singer Jay Fergusson, whose phrasing is always just right with a wonderful spontaneous feel. The Marty Paich string arrangements are sublime.
Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968) [2017, Audio Fidelity AFZ 253]

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2017 | Audio Fidelity AFZ 253 | ~ 294 or 78 Mb | Scans(png) -> 98 Mb
Blues Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Hard Rock

Rock & roll had grown louder and wilder by leaps and bounds during the '60s, but when Blue Cheer emerged from San Francisco onto the national rock scene in 1968 with their debut album, Vincebus Eruptum, they crossed a line which most musicians and fans hadn't even thought to draw yet…

Deep Purple - Live On The BBC (2004) {Audio Fidelity Hybrid SACD}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 9, 2017
Deep Purple - Live On The BBC (2004) {Audio Fidelity Hybrid SACD}

Deep Purple - Live On The BBC (2004) {Audio Fidelity Hybrid SACD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 519 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 187 mb
Genre: classic rock, hard rock

Live On The BBC is a 2004 hybrid CD by British hard rock band Deep Purple. Remastered by Steve Hoffman for Audio Fidelity and released on 20 January, 2004, this is a rip of the CD (redbook) layer, so it omits the bonus track on the SACD layer, "Lucille".
Return to Forever - Musicmagic (1977) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Return to Forever - Musicmagic (1977) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion | Label: Audio Fidelity, Columbia | # AFZ 250 | Time: 00:41:57

Musicmagic is Return to Forever's seventh and final studio album and one of the best jazz recordings released in the fusion genre. The album contains the final line-up of the band with only founders Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke returning from the previous recordings. This 1977 release was the first Return to Forever album in five years to contain vocals, performed here by Corea's future wife Gayle Moran and the surprisingly enjoyable Stanley Clarke. This album also marked the return of original member Joe Farrell on saxophone and flute, along with several new members making up a killer five-piece horn section.
Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 248 | Time: 00:43:13

Recorded in early 1975, Tale Spinnin', Weather Report's fifth studio album is filled with sunny textures of Latin and African flavors. During the '60s and early '70s Weather Report began to move towards a more cosmopolitan groove, and a melding of song with jazz in new and refreshing ways. The recording stands with anything recorded during the so-called "jazz-rock fusion" era, if only on the basis of the range of fresh, intriguing originals by the band's co-founders and principle composers, the keyboardist Joe Zawinul and the saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Zawinul's pioneering interest in what we now call world music is more in evidence with the exotic percussion, wordless vocals, and sandy sound effects of "Badia," and his synthesizer sophistication is growing along with the available technology. Wayne Shorter's work on soprano sax is more animated than on their previous albums and Alphonso Johnson puts his melodic bass more to the fore.
Mel Torme - The London Sessions (1977) [Audio Fidelity 2002] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Mel Tormé - The London Sessions (1977) [Audio Fidelity 2002]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:39 minutes | Scans included | 1,19 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 850 MB
Mastered by Steve Hoffman | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-002